Break out your finest pair of jorts Baltimore because this weekend marks the start of Artscape – America's largest free outdoor arts festival. With too much to see, and too much to drink this weekend I thought I would distil down a few of the weekend's musical happenings here. Let's begin with links to the concert events at every stage available.
The three primary venues for Rock shows are: The Wells Fargo Stage, Station North Stage, and Festival Stage.
Classical music can be found via: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Theatre Project, at The Brown Center, as well as a slew of performances at the Corpus Christi Church.
Finally, you can get your fix of Experimental music at High Zero's Worlds in Collusion, or check out Squonk Opera's GO Show.
If Artscape isn't your scene, there happens to be a new alternative upstart at The Hour Haus this year. RatScape promises three days of bedlam and a staggering line up of 47 bands. Due to the limited capacity at Hour Haus, weekend passes are available via Brown Paper Tickets for $50. Weekend passes include unlimited access to all three days of music, as well as food and drinks. One day passes are also available for $20. These tickets include one meal and drinks.
The full lineup is:
Friday: July 20: 6 PM
Barbelith – Alto Verde – Foghound – The Wayward – Radical Discharge – Bet the Devil – Nate Hall (from USX solo) – The Convocation – Melngeon – The Pilgrim – Mike Scheidt (from Yob solo) – Arbouretum – Weed is Weed – Windhand
Saturday: July 21: 2PM
Yellow Raincoat – Monster Museum – Terrestrial Mass – White Bear – USSA Pleasure Dome – The Lexington Arrows – Orange Horse – Choke Motel – The Matrimonials – Slow Jerks – Wild Honey – Dragon King
Sunday: July 22: 2PM
Castles – Special People – Sincage – Station – Gary B and the Notions -Blackout Brigade – Balor's Eye – Compression -Spoilage – Ape – Melungeon – Extermination Angle – Skelptarsis – Earthride
For more information about Ratscape check out their facebook page. I'll see you out there Baltimore. You dig?